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. it shouldn't be an excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy just to try to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country's come too far to turn back now. >> so it looks like unemployment is getting better, but the truth is if the same share of people were participating in the work force today as on the day the president got elected, our unemployment rate would be around 11%. that's the real reality of what's happening out there. >> you hear mitt romney pivoting talking about the real unemployment rate at 11%, so i -- i guess that's his pivot coming off the unemployment rate yesterday. randi, why does all this matter? as you mentioned off the top, the economy by far the number one issue with americans. take a look at this, from our cnn/orc international poll. we did it about a week ago before the first debate but i don't think it will change people's perceptions. by far the economy remains the top issue on the minds of americans. it's been that way since late 2007 when the u.s. economy went into a recession, and how do americans feel about which candida
reality and not rhetoric. the economy means a lot to them, and they are leaning toward mitt romney for one reason, he does not scare the independents, and he is not the right wing con ser vative of newt gingrich or rick santorum, but considered a moderate. that 24% in florida are the most important voters in the united states. >> well, he is sounding more moderate as he moves to the center these days. >> he does. >> i am glad you agree with me. >> and i'm glad i cheered you up on the voter situation. >> thank you for coming in from florida this morning. we appreciate it. thank you. >>> we will have much more on the voter controversy coming up at the 10:00 hour this morning. will these voters be the determining factor in key states? >>> and refugees leaving cuba capsize off of the florida coast. a search for survivors. >>> and it is something that you might see in a sci-fi film or like me, horror movie. researchers are trying to turn cockroaches into a useful tool. it is today's start small and think big. >> reporter: they thrive in the dark. they can hide anywhere and are unwelcomed site t
healthcare insurance company. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. have more fiber than other leading brands. they're the better way to enjoy your fiber. >>> welcome back, everyone. before the break, i asked if you knew the answer to this question. take a look. in what month was the very first presidential election held? well, the answer is actually january 1789. it wasn't until 1842 that a federal law said the election would be on the first tuesday in november. >>> time is running out in the presidential campaign. there are now just over three weeks left, and as we are seeing in so many closely contested states, every vote is going to count. that shines an even brighter light on new voter i.d. laws, which is our focus this morning. joining me now are maria cardona and rahan salaam. how many people do we really think will be left out of the process now? >> well, there's certainly the possibility for millions of voters to be disenfranchised with the stricter voter i.d. laws that have been enacted around the country,
a chance, talking about the economy, talking about all these folks who are unemployed or underemployed, and it would seem to indicate that president obama was saying that this was not worth pursuing. he certainly had used it on the campaign trail. it's been used in ads. but standing there on the debate stage, he apparently made the choice that it was unworthy of him and unworthy of the audience. will joe bidenring it up next week in his vice presidential debate? he may. we'll find out. >> it might have been a strategy, too. maria what do you think? >> i actually think it was a missed opportunity, randi. he should have brought it up. but i will guarantee you that democrats, including joe biden, will absolutely continue to bring it up, because after he said he thought he was wrong, or before he said he thought he was wrong, he doubled down on those remarks two or three times before he realized it was really hurting him in the polls. and we're talking about latinos this morning. majority of latinos are in that 47%, including my mother and father and a lot of people in my family. so that's
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